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Modern Israel

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Modern Israel Today will be my last post as we wrap up the trip. We have a full schedule of places to see and activities to do before we board the flight early Friday morning. Yesterday we toured the ancient port of Jaffa, which is on the shores of the Mediterranean. […]

Days of Highs and Lows

Monday, July 13, 2015 Days of Highs and Lows The past few days have been incredible! One of the highest experiences so far was our visit to the Kotel, the Western Wall on Friday night. Friday night at the Kotel was unlike anything they have ever experienced, according to many of the teens. Many said […]

Building Jewish Pride

Friday, July 10, 2015 This is what Jewish identity building looks like: Teens donning t-shirts that say “Proud to be Jewish”, “Super Jew”, “I Love Israel”, and more; beautiful chai, Star of David and hamsa necklaces in full view for all to see; and boys proudly wearing kipot (yarmulkas) in public. Teens are feeling the […]

Oh, Jerusalem!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Before departing beautiful Kibbutz Ha-On this morning, we sat for a full minute of silence on the Shores of the Sea of Galilee, breathing in the beauty of this place.  The silence spoke volumes, providing the perfect backdrop for a reflective moment to take in and appreciate where we have been, […]

2015 Y2I is off and running!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 It is early morning in Israel, 2:30 a.m., and I am writing from Kibbutz Ha-On, on the shores of beautiful Lake Kinerret (a.k.a. the Sea of Galilee). I caught a few winks after our exciting, but long journey to Israel, and I am excited to share our first two days of […]

Getting Ready to Go!

July 2, 2015 Israel just got a whole lot closer! Visiting Israel is always worth the time it takes to get there, and this week’s launch of non-stop service between Boston and Tel Aviv makes it a whole lot easier to visit Israel!  Thank you, El Al! In three short days, 2015 Y2I will  board our non-stop flight […]